Sunday, 18 May 2008

Busking To Increase Sales

Sitting on the bench on the Prom (the one where I met Walter and his wife) meant I was in prime position to snap a photo of this chap busking. He was outside the front of Cavendish House department store, a popular location for buskers. The store has all sorts of people passing by and I suppose they make a bit of money there. Unlike most of the other musicians this guy was selling Cd's of his music. He sounded quite good but I'm not sure I'd spend even £3 on one of his Cd's! I think he was being a bit optimistic!

9 comments:

Louis la Vache said...

This photo reminds "Louis" of the musicians playing in the Métro stations in Paris.

Ming the Merciless said...

We have a lot of those in NYC too. Lots of out-of-work musicians live in NYC hoping to make it big one day.

Cavite Daily Photos said...

wow! Your Post Marley was trivial for me because I knew that these people are called buskers. Here in the Philippines, Most of the buskers here are those who are blind. Even though they are blind, They do sound well! Play the guitar well and Sing very well. Great Shot by the way.

Steven Que

Tanya said...

I did not know they were called "buskers". Here they are mostly called "street musicians" or perhaps buskers? Maybe I've just lived in a cave,lol. Happy Sunday :)

magiceye said...

enterprisingly confident!

Murphy_jay said...

I guess many share your view - the performer is talented but not appealing enough for listeners to spend money to purchase their CDs.

Besides optimism, I admire them for their courage and confidence to pursue their dreams.

• Eliane • said...

I love hearing music outdoors. I especially like street musicians when they play jazz or classical music. Usually those artists are good.

Jackie said...

I mentioned over at Fenix's blog last week that I remember hearing some music in Munich - Bach's Toccata & Fugue in D minor - which I thought was being played on a church organ. But when I followed the music it turned out to be a solitary guy on an accordion! It was just amazing! (unlike the photo I took, which didn't come out at all - this was pre-digital days!).

the donG said...

wow! i hope we'll get to see some artists promoting their cds on streets.

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